Pew Research Center conducts quiz to test user knowledge of the web and related tech

  • 26/11/2014 at 01:48 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Tech EyeA new quiz by Pew has set out to find how much the average person knows about the internet, and how that breaks down by demographic. They studied this by asking a small collection of questions related to the internet and common technology (such as the iPhone, Facebook, and Net Neutrality), and saw how people responded.

The quiz, which you can take at the official website listed at the end of this article, is a simple one. It has twelve question, and asks about social networks, current tech laws, for some definitions, and what figures in the technology business world are being shown in pictures. They then ask for your gender and age range.

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Hush wants to help silence your ears…smartly

Hush Smart EarplugsWe have all seen the many wireless earbuds and headphones that are circulating Kickstarter. But what about earplugs? With Hush, you can now disconnect yourself from the noise around you, the smart way.

These earplugs are a combination of wireless technology, sound cancellation technology, and good old fashioned foam. It molds to the inside of your ear to fit the canal comfortably, while blocking out as much noise as possible. The curved exterior makes it easy to pull them out without digging, and the padding keeps it from pressing harshly into the ear itself.

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Gizmodo finally gets to the bottom of the Magic Leap mystery

Magic Leap MisteryAfter months of intensive speculation, some information has finally come around about the mysterious company Magic Leap, and exactly what it is they intend to produce. The answer is pretty incredible.

Magic Leap first hit the technology news world when word came of a huge capital raise seemingly out of nowhere. The company was able to secure $542 million in funding, based on a concept no one had any clear ideas about. What were they going to do with that money? Why were investors so interested?

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Gorilla Glass 4 promises a tougher screen for our Gadgets

  • 22/11/2014 at 19:30 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Corning Gorilla Glass 4Corning has announced the release of their Gorilla Glass 4, the latest in durable screen technology that seeks to protect our phones, tablets and other devices from our big, dumb, clumsy hands.

I dropped my phone this morning. I drop my phone every morning, because for some reason my hands don’t properly work before 8 AM. Not that I don’t drop my phone at a myriad of other times of the day, when my stubby little fingers seem dead set on destroying all technology like the Hulk in a Best Buy.

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Nokia releases new N1 tablet running Android and Z Launcher

  • 19/11/2014 at 15:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Nokia N1 TabletNokia has announced their first tablet following the Microsoft acquisition, the N1. It is an Android based tablet that boasts several features, including the intuitive Z Launcher, giving users a faster way to get to their most used applications.

The N1 is relying pretty heavily on the Z Launcher as its selling point. For those who don’t know, this interface allows users to scribble a letter or two, and it will bring up suggestions for apps. Over time, it will take into account how often you use certain apps to ascertain which are the most popular, and also the time of day you are most likely to use them. The suggestions will be tailored accordingly, to give users quick access to their applications.

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Intel and Open Ceremony collaborate on MICA, a new kind of wearable technology aimed at fashion

  • 18/11/2014 at 16:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Inte Open Ceremony MicaIntel has announced the end product of an interest collaboration with Open Ceremony, to create a wearable communication device that doubles as a fashion accessory. It is MICA, and it is debuting this week.

If Apple was aimed at people wanting an all-inclusive smartwatch, and FitBit is aimed at people who are obsessed with fitness, MICA is for people obsessed with fashion.

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Facebook changed their privacy policy to be more readable

Facebook is ClutteredFacebook has released a new privacy policy meant to be easily understood by the average user. It cuts it down by nearly 75%, and creates an interactive presentation that shows each reader exactly what is done with their data, and how it is collected in the first place.

One of the more common complaints to Facebook in relation to privacy is that their policies are difficult to understand unless you have technical knowledge related to privacy laws. Institutes dedicated to online privacy have especially been critical of this fact, and have been calling for years for changes that are aimed at users, and not lawyers.

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